• Introducing the new Masters in Public Policy at the University of Arizona, School of Government & Public Policy

  • Criminal Justice Studies a degree of opportunities at the University of Arizona

  • The new Bachelors of Arts in Law   The first of its kind in the nation

  • The National Institute for Civil Discourse is housed in the School of Government and Public Policy. Former Presidents George H. W. Bush and Bill W. Clinton serve as the Honorary Chairs for the Institute. For more information please visit nicd.arizona.edu.

Undergraduate Programs

Graduate Programs

  • Graduate Programs




Welcome to the School of Government & Public Policy

A New Model for Public Affairs Education

The School of Government and Public Policy was formed in 2009 by combining two highly ranked programs – political science and public administration and policy - bringing them under a single roof. Located in the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences, SGPP is one of the largest schools at the University of Arizona and is uniquely situated to serve as a new model for public affairs education by promoting high-caliber research, teaching, community outreach, and civic leadership.

By offering leading programs in political science, international relations, public policy, and public management, SGPP prepares men and women for leadership positions in the public and nonprofit sectors.


Political Science student Leah Edwards was among students named as UA Pillars of Excellence. Read the full story here. 
In January 2014, the School of Government and Public Policy (SGPP) funded eight undergraduate students to attend the Inside Washington: Academic Seminar in Washington D.C. in early January. The seminar is offered through the Washington Center, an independent, nonprofit organization that offers... read more


Contact Us


School of Government
and Public Policy
University of Arizona
315 Social Science Bldg
P.O.Box 210027
Tucson, AZ 85721-0027
Tel: (520) 621-7600
Fax: (520) 621-5051 Undergraduate Fax: (520) 621-1000